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Home Invasion Defense: Home Invader Shot

The news has been very guarded about this story, for some reason.

Could it be that they don’t want to report on a young man who, because he was armed, saved his entire family from a gang of home invaders?

It happened in Houston, Texas.

A hard-working father came home.

He was tired.

It had been a long day.

So he never saw the three armed home invaders hiding in the bushes, lying in wait for him to get home!

The thugs brutally pistol-whipped the father. . .

. . . but things were about to get much worse for that family, who had two young daughters living at home.

Here’s How One Devoted Son Came Home To A Home Invasion… And Went For His Gun!

Home Invasion Defense: Home Invader Shot
Home Invasion Defense: Home Invader Shot

After beating the dad into submission, the three home invaders gleefully ransacked the home.

They were laughing and jeering as they went through the family’s hard-earned possessions, taking whatever they wanted.

The family’s two daughters — aged 15 and 20 — knew what was coming.

They hid in a closet.

There, they pushed a panic alarm installed and ready for just this scenario.

The home invaders didn’t like that one bit.

They tried to FORCE the father, already beaten bloody, to disable the alarm.

But the daughters kept pushing it!

Furious, the thugs began searching the house for whoever was pushing the alarm. . .

. . . and who knows what they might have done to those young girls if they’d found them.

But invading this home was the last mistake one of those thugs would ever make, because the family’s son and his mother had pulled into the driveway in separate vehicles.

Realizing the alarm was going off and something was very wrong, the son bravely entered the house and retrieved his own pistol.

Then he started shooting!

One of the home invaders, who had a pistol of his own, was shot in the head.

He had the rest of his life to think about his poor decisions, because he died shortly after that in the hospital.

The others fled and police are still looking for them.

That son is a hero. . . but while he successfully defended his family, everybody involved did a LOT wrong.

Here are three ways that family could have improved their tactical position before and during a home invasion:

1. Eliminate Cover Near Your Home

The father never would have been ambushed and pistol-whipped if he’d seen the home invaders hiding hear his home.

Shrubbery and other cover that gives burglars and intruders a place to hide should be eliminated around your home.

Trim shrubs back so they can’t provide cover.

If you have to, rip them out by the roots.

Install lighting to cover any shadows in and around your house, too.

Your goal is to deny home invaders any place to lie in wait for you to come home.

2. Carry Your Gun ON YOUR BODY

Texas is one state that has good carry laws.

There was no reason for the son to have to enter the house — where the home invaders already were — to get his gun.

He should have been carrying it on his body.

If he had, he wouldn’t have had to gamble everything on retrieving his pistol in a home invasion.

Fortunately for him, his sisters, and his parents, everything worked out.

But that’s NOT a gamble I ever want to have to make.

Always carry your gun so it is with you when you need it, even when you’re already at home.

3. Have A Home Invasion Plan

This is one thing the family did RIGHT.

Not only did the daughters have a plan as to where to hide in a home invasion, but the family had already installed a panic alarm for emergencies like this.

What worries me is the description of the closet as, well, a closet.

The invaders were already suspicious when shutting off the alarm didn’t work.

Had they found those young girls before the son came home and shot at them, things might have gone horribly wrong.

Installing a “safe room” style door on that closet, something that could not easily be broken down, would be one way to improve the family’s home invasion plan.

But there’s a LOT more — way more than I can cover in a single e-mail.
That’s because a home invasion is the most extreme attack you’ll ever experience. . . and requires EXTREME TACTICS in response.
When intruders break down your door while you’re home, you may have to know. . .

  • How to escape from being tied up or handcuffed
  • How to use other family members to deceive your attackers
  • Staging weapons in “secret hiding spots” within your home
  • How to trick home invaders into letting you go
  • Ways to use “improvised weapons” to your advantage
  • And a LOT MORE.

These types of scenarios are EXACTLY why we created our “Extreme Home Defense Tactics” course – because we found that other home invasion survival techniques were either outdated… or frankly just fell far short of dealing with reality.

If you’d like to see more of what’s covered in the course, you can check out some of the lessons here and start learning everything you need to keep your family safe from home invasion.

All I ask is that you keep an open mind, because a LOT of the training we’ve developed is WAAAAAY different than what you’ll find most instructors telling you to do.

But I can back up every last one of our techniques with more of these real-world home-invasion stories (some of which ended well, and others of which ended VERY badly).

I think you’ll see exactly why these tactics are superior for surviving a home invasion.

I look forward to hearing what you think.

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Home Invasion Survival: 3 Ways To Increase Your “Reactionary Gap”!

Jeff AndersonIf you were sitting inside your home and three men suddenly broke through the front door without warning, would you be able to get to a weapon in time?

The thing about any home invasion is that the bad guys get to choose when it happens.

You then have to REACT to the attack, which puts you, by definition, behind the eight-ball.

The time you have to respond to that attack is called the reactionary gap.

The more warning you have that an attack is coming, the better able you’ll be to fight back and repel that attack.

So how can you harden your home to create more “reactionary gap” in which to respond to a home invasion?

I talked to my friend Massad Ayoob about this issue, and here is a summary of what he told me.

Home Invasion Survival: 3 Ways To Increase Your “Reactionary Gap”!

Home Invasion Survival, Home Invasion Defense: Reactionary Gap
Massad Ayoob

Home defense should be thought of as a layered concept.

Your defense shouldn’t start at the safe room.

It should END at the safe room.

Since the safe room is where your family is hidden, it makes little sense to depend on only that one defensive area.

You start at the safe room and you build outwards, wrapping your defense around the safe room.

You should be armed, ready, and waiting at a choke point or fatal funnel, yes, but that’s just another layer of the defense.

Your defense doesn’t end there, either.

You want to consider your entire home as a defensive position and layer your defenses outward as much as possible.

Tip #1: Reinforce The Front Door

Let’s start with the front door of your home, the main entryway.

First and foremost you may just want to go ahead and replace it with a good, strong wooden door.

There are plenty of security doors with steel plates in the middle as well.

When combined with a solid set of locks, it’s hard to beat.

Always go with a solid deadbolt, a nice heavy beast that is hard to kick and bend.

A spring bolt lock is the one that locks automatically and is equipped nearly universally on door handles

It’s got the little spring loaded wedge shaped tongue on it that goes into the mortise when you close the door.

The problem with these as a primary lock is they’re very easy to loid.

Loiding means you take a piece of plastic like a driver’s license, shimmy it through the door, and it pushes that little spring loaded wedge out of the way and allows very quick entry by the intruder.

That’s why none of us in the business would recommend you use that as a primary lock to prevent intrusion.

The deadbolt, by contrast, requires a physical turn from the inside to close it, but once it’s closed it takes a chisel or heavy tools to break through it.

It’s a good idea to have both a spring bolt and a dead bolt.

They work well in unison and as a team are hard to beat.

Tip #2: Install An Alarm

On the other side of the door you can install a simple door alarm.

These micro alarms are available in every big box store in the country and cost about 4 bucks apiece.

They can emit a 120 db worth of earsplitting siren, alerting you and your family that something is wrong.

These are very simple.

One end goes to the door, the other on the wall, and when they are separated, it goes off.

This isn’t the same as a monitored system, but the whole point is to scare the invader with an unexpected, loud noise that makes him think he’ll be discovered.

These alarms can be equipped to windows, too.

You can buy several of them at a price almost anyone can afford.

Every barrier you can put in place to deter an intruder is a positive.

Hardening Your Home Against Invasion, Tip #3: Take Other, Layered Security Measures

Home defense isn’t just the gun or just the alarm.

It’s a holistic system, meaning all the parts work together.

You need good solid doors, good solid windows, and locks on both.

Windows can be secured in a number of ways, but most people don’t want to install bars.

There are some alternatives.

One is a security company like 3M, which makes a film that holds a window pane together if someone tries to shatter it.

It’s not impenetrable, but it provides you with a few extra minutes of reaction time, which is time in which to get armed and ready.

Door chains have a place, too.

They keep a layer of protection in place if you open the door to an external threat by mistake.

They may seem flimsy, but they do buy time, and a few extra seconds matter.

A door limiter, the solid bar you find in hotel rooms, is even stronger and just as effective.

A peephole is also good because it lets you look out the door without actually opening it.

Peepholes, however, can be easily defeated with a simple thumb over the lens.

This is where we can turn to high-tech monitoring systems.

A closed-circuit TV or webcam is an excellent choice.

The cost of these has really come down in recent years.

Don’t forget the power of light in low-light situations, either.

A few lights with motion-activated sensors can really improve your security perimeter, and for not much money.

Remember, home invaders are vermin.

Much like roaches, they hate the light.

There are some lower tech options, too.

For example, you could plant a small prickly plant or other bush under your windows to deter people from getting close or looking/climbing in.

It should be tall enough to touch the window sill, the spikier the better.

You want to make the potential home invader as uncomfortable as possible as they try to break in.

Make them work for it.

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MCS 269 – Home Invasion: Apt. Vs. Home Defense

Home Invasion: Home Defense Vs. Apartment Defense

The problem with a lot of “home defense” advice…

…is that it focuses ONLY on the “home.”

By home, we mean, a traditional, stand-alone house. 

But what works for home defense for a standalone structure…

…would be TERRIBLE advice for an apartment or condo!

Not only that, but there really is no “one solution” to a lot of home defense problems.

So how do you tailor your home-defense plan to where (and how) you live?

What preparations can you make NOW that will give you the edge…

…when a gang of thugs tries to kick down your door?

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Jeff Anderson explains how HE tailored his personal home defense plan for dividing his life between an isolated, rural home in gun-friendly Texas and an urban apartment in gun-hating Illinois.

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Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode:

  • The surprising reason that you’re in MORE danger of a home invasion in one specific type of housing.
  • The simple modification you can make to an apartment to create a much safer “saferoom”.
  • Jeff’s interesting choice for a home-defense weapon… and why it’s not suitable for “apartment living”!
  • The home-invasion defense weapon that BEATS a 12-gauge in multiple situations.

  • How to choose your ammo for maximum effect (and why you DON’T want a certain type of ammo for apartment defense).

No matter what your living situation, you CAN make your dwelling a much “harder target” in a home invasion.

Learn how to prepare now… before thugs with guns are kicking in YOUR door!

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